Welcome to Racine's 4th Fest Parade
Welcome to the official web site of 4th Fest of Greater Racine. Here you'll find everything you need to know about one of the Midwest's largest and most colorful Independence Day parades -- cited by USA Today in 2008 as one of the Top Ten places to be in the country for Independence Day (just behind Washington, D.C.) In fact, the entire Racine community -- some 100,000 spectators of the parade alone! -- is abuzz with Independence Day activities throughout the day.
The theme of our 2021 parade is “United We Stand!”
We hope to take you back to your childhood as America sent men into space! Participants are encouraged to keep with our theme as they parade down Main Street USA and along our 2.6 mile parade route. Spectators will see all their favorites, as well: horses, clowns, jugglers, antique cars, the popular Iwo Jima presentation, servicemen and servicewomen, award-winning marching bands (and drum & bugle corps), colorful floats, dance troupes, sports heroes, school groups, politicians, and other dignitaries -- more than 100 units in all! Indeed, there's something for everyone….
Thank you Racine for another great year!
Mark Chaffee, President
Wendy Spencer, Parade Coordinator
Kevin Gonzalez, Donations/Sponsors
Interested in making a donation? Click below to donate via our paypal from the comfort of your own home!